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Boylston, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Boylston, Massachusetts, USA? 

Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Boylston was first settled by Europeans around 1706 in the north part of the present-day town, most notably by the Sawyer family. In 1738, the residents petitioned to form a local town and government, but the British colonial Governor of Massachusetts, William Shirley, denied their request since he wanted to keep the number of towns to a minimum and to restrict popular representation...

The town was made up of a large part of land from Shrewsbury and the remainder from Lancaster and was known as the North Parish of Shrewsbury from 1742 until 1786, when it was incorporated as Boylston.

It was named after Ward Nicholas Boylston (1747–1828),a benefactor of the town.

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Boylston, Massachusetts, USA - Grammar School
Boylston, Massachusetts, USA

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Boylston, Massachusetts, USA - Congregational Church
Boylston, Massachusetts, USA

Congregational Church
Boylston, Massachusetts, USA - Boylston Center Store and Post Office
Boylston, Massachusetts, USA

Boylston Center Store and Post Office

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52. BOYLSTON. [Pop. 797. Inc. 1786.]
Boylston was once a part of Shrewsbury, and was named after Zabdiel, Nicholas, and Ward Nicholas...Read MORE...

1848 - Boylston
This town was included in the original grant of the township of Shrewsbury. It was made a parish by ...Read MORE...

Boylston Massachusetts, 1890
Boylston is an agricultural town in the eastern part of Worcester County, about forty miles west of ...Read MORE...

Boylston, a post-village of Worcester co.f Mass., in Boylston township (town), 12 miles N. by E. of ...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag   Claramond BIGALOW (1788, Boylston, Massachusetts, USA - 15 October 1873, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Levi BUSH (1797, Boylston, Massachusetts, USA - 13 August 1877, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)) gravestone

flag   John HASTINGS (1797, Boylston, Massachusetts, USA - 16 April 1867, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Elizabeth B. HOUGHTON (1839, Boylston, Massachusetts, USA - 23 December 1874, Ashland, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Selem H. LARKIN (1824, Boylston, Massachusetts, USA - 6 December 1852, Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag   Addie Elizabeth BOMBARD (26 January 1900, Williston, Vermont, USA - 01 October 1981, Boylston, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Oliver DAKIN (30 March 1727, Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA - 21 June 1805, Boylston, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

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